Youth who participate in our programming stay in school and out of trouble
Increase in confidence in leadership skills
Increase in knowledge about life skills topics
More likely to have done service projects in their community
Past Cameroon program participants employed as Community Leaders
Past Cameroon program participant playing collegiate soccer in the U.S.
2018 Program Summary
Community member participants
Numbers don’t always tell the whole story.
For Open Field, our greatest achievement is the impact we make in the lives of individuals. Our youth-led approach creates a platform for participants to get out of the experiences what they put into them. With a lot of encouragement from our dedicated staff, youth challenge themselves to try new things and take stock of what they learn along the way.
In Cameroon, the story of Bidias Afere stands out as a great achievement. From joining the program in 2012 as a participant, growing as a Junior Leader to mentor his peers as a coach, to now leading nearly 100 youth in program activities as a Community Leader in Kosala, the neighborhood where he grew up.